Monday, January 28, 2019

New Streaming Service

Our RB Digital Resources are growing! Now not only do we have eBooks, audio books, magazines and independent films, but Acorn TV has now been added to the collection. When you sign in to Acorn TV through the library, you get free access for one week. If you have already created an account for one of the other RB digital services, you will need to use the same username and password that your created then.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Tax Season is Coming Soon!

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We have tax forms!

Come down to Mary H. Weir Public Library to pick up your tax forms and get a head start on tax season!

While you're there, make sure to ask about, a program the library offers that allows families with incomes up to $66,000 to use free H&R Block software on the internet to prepare and file their own state and federal tax returns for free.

This is offered through a collaboration of the Mary H Weir Library, the West Virginia Alliance For Sustainable Families, Weirton United Way, and H&R Block  (Photo credit D. Dorsch)

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

If your local nonprofit organization has an event or service that you would like to publicize, the library has a new way to do that. We have recently installed monitors in the library lobby. If you would like to have an event publicized, email your information or flyer to The information is easier to read if it is set up horizontally or landscape and as a picture file or .jpg. PowerPoint slides can also be inserted directly into the app. Adobe files cannot be inserted into the software directly, and we currently do not have the software to transfer them into other formats. Including a logo for your nonprofit is also helpful as we have been trying to include the logos in the corner to make it easier to identify the organization holding the event. We hope to use these for many purposes including public awareness of events and services, art and history displays, televised news, and even teleconferencing in the future.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Used Book Donations

The Library would like to thank all those who have enriched our collection by so generously donating used books. We evaluate all donations according to condition, appropriateness for the collection, and community interest. Some donations are designated for use in the collection, some are sold at book sale and the proceeds benefit the library, and some materials are recycled. We ask that all donated materials be clean and free of odors.

We are always glad to take current popular fiction, history, literature, children’s books, DVDs, CDs, and materials and pictures related to the history of our local area like the Weirton Steel Bulletin, Goldenseal, Wild Wonderful West Virginia, City Directories, and Yearbooks from any of the schools in Hancock County or adjoining counties.
Textbooks, computer books, medical books, mass market paperbacks, business books, professional books and encyclopedias whose most recent printing date is greater than 10 years old
Magazines and journals other than the Weirton Steel Bulletin, Goldenseal, Wild Wonderful West Virginia or other West Virginia specific materials. The Library has a very complete collection of National Geographic and regrets that no further donations can be accepted.
Reader’s Digest Condensed Books
Materials copied from another source
Adult jigsaw puzzles
Cassette tapes, VHS tapes, and computer software
Training manuals or workbooks from specific classes or workshops
Instruction books for specific appliances or equipment
Some other items that we generally can use donations of are things we can use in our programming like craft supplies, serving platters or trays. nice tablecloths (plastic or material), wooden children’s puzzles, puppets, Legos and Duplos, board games and card games. Of course we can always use surplus office supplies like pens, pencils, paper, envelopes, etc.
Thank you for supporting the Mary H. Weir Public Library!

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